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2009-07-28 14:52:00

Court Found Inadequate Case Against ACLU Client Mohammed Jawad NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad should be sent home to Afghanistan immediately, according to an American Civil Liberties Union filing today on behalf of Jawad, who has been illegally detained by the U.S. for almost seven years. The Afghan government has indicated that it is prepared to receive Jawad immediately and unconditionally, and that the repatriation could be done without...

2009-05-27 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney Will A. Gunn, a retired Air Force colonel, took the oath of office yesterday as General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) following his recent Senate confirmation. "I'm thrilled by the opportunity to serve as VA's General Counsel," Gunn said. "I'm also humbled and deeply honored by the confidence that President Obama and Secretary Shinseki have shown in me with this appointment. "Veterans hold a special place in my...

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2009-02-03 14:18:27

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Aaron Sorkin to write The Challenge, a military courtroom drama that George Clooney may star in and direct. Sorkin is best known for creating the TV dramas The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He has also penned the movies The American President, A Few Good Men and Charlie Wilson's War. Variety.com said Sorkin is writing The Challenge for Clooney's Smoke House production company. Clooney is producing the movie with his Smoke House partner...

2008-10-05 09:00:13

Legal moves by U.S. attorneys concerning Guantanamo detainees indicate it's unlikely the camp will ever be closed by the Bush administration, critics say. Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting rights to the terrorism suspects held at the Cuban military prison and statements by Bush administration officials that they'd like to close Guantanamo, the U.S. Justice Department is continuing to file numerous and time-consuming legal challenges against attempts to provide legal help for the...

2008-08-15 12:10:00

In the latest incarnation of his irrepressible political instincts, the Hollywood actor George Clooney may find himself gnawing at a raw nerve. He has bought the film rights to a book chronicling the life and trial of Salim Hamdan, the Yemen-born driver and bodyguard of Osama bin Laden who was jailed last week for five-and-a-half years for supporting terror. The Challenge, written by American journalist Jonathan Mahler, documents the long campaign by the US navy lawyer Charles Swift and the...

2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Alan Gomez Observers of the first U.S. war crimes trial since World War II have seen enough to render a verdict on the fairness of the trial, the first major test of the military commission system established by President Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. John Altenburg, a retired Army major general, said the defendant was allowed as good a defense as any enemy fighter has been allowed. "What's important is the process," said Altenburg, who oversaw the commissions...

2008-08-05 00:00:11

A six-member military jury Monday received the first terrorist case tried in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The six uniformed officers deliberated for about 45 minutes after hearing testimony for two weeks in the trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, The Washington Post said Monday. The jury was scheduled to be back in court Tuesday, the newspaper said. Whatever the decision, Hamdan will remain imprisoned because U.S. President George W. Bush has declared...

2008-07-18 18:00:18

WASHINGTON _ Prosecutors preparing for a historic war-crimes trial next week cleared a final hurdle Friday as attorneys for defendant Salim Hamdan accepted a federal judge's decision not to interfere. Hamdan's Washington-based attorneys said they wouldn't appeal U.S. District Judge James Robertson's decision rejecting a proposed habeas-corpus hearing that would have postponed the start of Hamdan's military commission trial. The trial is set to start Monday at a Guantanamo Bay facility....

2008-07-18 06:00:11

By Michael Doyle and Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Jul. 18--WASHINGTON -- A federal judge bowed to the will of the White House and Congress on Thursday and removed the last obstacle to next week's war-crimes tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- the al Qaeda conspiracy terror trial of Osama bin Laden's driver. After a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge James Robertson declined Yemeni native Salim Hamdan's request to delay the trial, to be held after nearly seven years in U.S....

2008-07-17 21:00:11

WASHINGTON _ A historic war crimes trial targeting Osama bin Laden's former driver is now set to start Monday at a remote site in Cuba, following a federal judge's ruling Thursday. After a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge James Robertson declined Yemeni native Salim Hamdan's request to delay the trial, to be held at a heavily guarded U.S. military facility near Guantanamo Bay. Hamdan had challenged the trial, claiming he was being treated unconstitutionally. "His claims of...


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